I designed a logo, exported as JPG, but it becomes blurry and cluttered when shrunk. I have seen the suggestion that I should export it as as a vector file. So, I exported as AI, but it only opens in Illustrator. What am I doing wrong?

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    Welcome along. Please can you post a screenshot of it in illustrator, and the bad version? What are you trying to use it for? You should always export an image at the pixel size you intend to use it. Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 16:12
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    You might also benefit from searching this site. There are a number of similar questions ehre which may help. Look to the right of this page.. under the "Related" headline (assuming you are not on a mobile screen)
    – Scott
    Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 16:22
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    You export it as svg not ai if you want to websites to be able to view it. SVG is vector Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 19:57
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    @close voters: Yes, this is an extremely basic question, but the asker did research, elaborates what they tried, and it is very clear what they need to know.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 20:34
  • @Wrzlprmft: I disagree. Typing in the title into Google gave me lots of relevant hits. The top answer even (as I saw too late) makes this an exact duplicate of graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/q/35358/30216
    – Jongware
    Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 21:06

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FWIW, when exporting as a vector for mobile or general web use, you want to use SVG as the format - this is easily parsed by most modern browsers, and is part of the basic HTML 5 specification, and so is also supported in most other vector graphics applications

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